60% Hike In Egg Prices Dubbed ‘Collusive Scheme’ By Farm Group

HOUSTON, TEXAS - AUGUST 15: Cartons of eggs are seen for sale in a Kroger grocery store on August 15, 2022 in Houston, Texas. Egg prices steadily climb in the U.S. as inflation continues impacting grocery stores nationwide. (Photo by Brandon Bell/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Egg prices jumped 60% in 2022, according to the consumer price index, an inflation measure.
  • One farm group claims major egg suppliers have engaged in a “collusive scheme” to gouge and fix prices to boost profits, and called on the Federal Trade Commission to investigate.
  • Egg producers and food economists suggest a deadly outbreak of bird flu has compounded into a significant supply problem, at a time of peak demand and higher costs for feed and transportation.

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